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in blood. the blood of shaun smith and ambassador chris stevens. there is a republican who didn't have to be taught this lesson the hard way. he knew who the ambassador to libya was before he was killed. and that republican rose on the senate floor today where he proudly called chris stevens his friend. >> it's with a heavy heart that i rise today to speak about the horrific attack yesterday on the u.s. consulate in benghazi that killed four american citizens. the two confirmed thus far to be among the dead are shaun smith and air force veteran turned state department information management officer and ambassador chris stevens, one of america's finest and bravest foreign service officers. i didn't know shaun smith. i know he's a great american who served his country. but i had gotten to know chris stevens quite well. and in ambassador chris stevens' death, the libyan people have lost someone in their democratic revolution. the american people have lost a selfless and dedicated servant of our interests and values and i have lost a friend. my thoughts and prayers today are with chris's f
for the last time. chris stevens, shaun smith and -- they were all remembered by the president. >> they knew the danger and accepted it. think lived the american ideal. >> lawmakers were briefed on the assaults. >> this was a calculated act of terror. >> reporter: the white house is not saying there was a security l aps e. >> there was a security presence. it was unfortunately not enough. >> reporter: the president has told congress he is sending combate equipped marines to protect american interests. >> it'll be a working weekend for the striking teachers in chicago. looks like they will be back monday but there are still details to work out. a vote is expected, the painstaking point has been negotiations. >>> the bomb threat that forced college students to leave campus. tens of thousand has to be evacuated from the university of texas at austin and north dakota state university. the threats were just a hoax. ? our consumer alert we knew the i-phone 5 would be hot. pc magazine is reporting apple sold just of its preorder stock. while the first batch is spoken for you can still preorder.
. apparently died from smoke inhalation. a state department information officer shaun smith also died. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the libyan government to secure our diplomats and i've directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world. >> a team of 50 marines is said to be headed to the libyan capital. >> this incident is tragic. is it a tragedy. we condemn it. we will -- it is a tragedy. we condemn it. we will do everything possible to protect the american people. >> ambassador stevens was a 52- year-old former peace corps volunteer and veteran diplomat. shaun smith was an air force veteran and a married father of two young children. >> let us never ever forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people who are willing to fight for it, to stand up for it and in some cases lay down their lives for it. >> tonight u.s. officials are confirming the pentagon is positioning two warships off the libyan coast. president obama promising to work with the libyan go
personnel battled the attackers together. four americans were killed. they included shaun smith, a foreign service information management officer, and our ambassador to libya, chris stevens. we are still making next of kin notification for the other two individuals. this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence, and we send our prayers to the families, friends, and colleagues of those we've lost. all over the world every day america's diplomats and development experts risk their lives in the service of our country and our values, because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world, that these aspirations are worth striving and sacrificing for. alongside our men and women in uniform they represent the best traditions of a bold and generous nation. in the lobby of this building, the state department, the names of those who have fallen in the line of duty are inscribed in marble. our hearts break over each one. and now because of this trag
on the benghazi affair. >> shaun smith and our ambassador to libya, chris stevens, we are still making next of kin notifications for the other two individuals. this is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world. we condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we've lost. all over the world every day, america's diplomates and development experts risk their lives in the service of our country and our values. because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. that these aspirations are worth striving and sacrificing for. alongside our men and women in uniform, they represent the best traditions of a bold and generous nation. in the lobby of this building, the state department, the names of those who have fallen in the line of duty are inscribed in marble. and our hearts break over each one, and now, because of this tragedy, we have new heroes to honor, and more friends to mourn. chris stevens fell in love with the middle east
identified shaun smith, a veteran foreign service information officer, as one of the casualties. the names of the other two americans killed have not been released. in response to the attacks the state department requested and the pentagon approved today the deployment immediately of 50 u.s. marines to bolster security. u.s. diplomatic facilities in libya. in the newsroom tom fitzgerald, fox 5 news. >>> more demonstrations have turned violent outside the u.s. embassy in cairo, egypt. police shot tear gas into the crowds while they protested the anti-muslim movie and the u.s. anti missions in the region. there was a peaceful demonstration tonight outside the white house. >> it was hastily organized by the washington area's muslim american community but well attended and, in fact, many were of libyan heritage. they met in front of the white house in the middle of pennsylvania avenue. this was right around dusk tonight. the flag on the roof across the street is at half staff. they held candles and talked about the impact of the deadly violence of the past 24 hours. organizers say this vigil w
and could be used against the united states. >> one of the people who was killed, shaun smith, indicated in an online post that he put out just hours before he was killed, he said we are fearful that there will be an attack. i hope we don't die tonight. that was his specific words, i hope we don't die tonight. and he said that one of the guards had taken photos of the embassy and had taken photos of the safe house, we know this was not just some spontaneous efforts, you don't have rpg's, rocket propelled grenade launchers, and theyeneded up capturing a number of secret documents out of the embassy that included the names of contacts in libya, those people are now vulnerable. going forward, what do we learn? you're on the oversight committee that looks at these issues of intelligence. what do you and other members of the committee say to the intelligence agencies and the military so that this doesn't happen again? >> well, again, what prevents this is strength, and the projection of strength and i think we can wind back to when barack obama made it very clear that the united states was no
seen in these photos and tyrone woods, the second navy seal. a fourth american killed shaun smith, was an air force veteran who worked as an information management specialist for the state department. at a campaign event thursday president obama said the militants involved in the consulate attack will be brought to justice. >> to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished. it will not dim the light of the values that we proudly present to the rest of the world. >> ironically in at least half the locations in the middle east where anti-american protests have broken out the united states has actually helped push democracy including libya. as for that controversial film made in los angeles, reports are now surfacing the actors were told it was an arabian desert adventure and some of the most controversial lines mocking the prophet muhammad were later dubbed in. >>> learning more about the u.s. ambassador to libya who died in tuesday's attack in the consulate, a doctor who treated him said chris stevens died from asphyxiation from smoke in halls. stevens was r
of the other americans killed. he is shaun smith a foreign service information management officer. he was a husband and a father of two. >>> the secretary of state added that diplomats and development experts stand on the front lines every day for our country. she said we are honored by their service. to get more insight into all of this, we are joined by j.j. green, wtop radio's national security correspondent. j.j., thanks for coming in on this. before we get to where this could be headed what some of the ramifications could be, first the very fact that a u.s. ambassador has been killed in this way, other staffers killed, is shocking and it is really extraordinary. >> well, one of the things that we don't often think of is that our diplomats are a part of the u.s. national security apparatus just like troops in any war zone, these ambassadors and their staffers are out there in a foreign country. at any moment, anything could happen, such as was the case here. these folks are indeed instruments of u.s. national security. they too run the same risk that any other person whether they'
. among those killed was our ambassador, chris stevens, as well as foreign service officer shaun smith. we are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. today the american people stand united in holding the families of the four americans in our thoughts and in our prayers. the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we're working with the government of libya to secure our diplomats and i have directed my administration to increase our security and diplomatic posts around the world. make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. since our founding, the united states has been a nation that respects all faiths. we reject all efforts to denigrate the religious briefs of others. but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. none. the world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal acts. already, many libyans have joined us in doing so. this attack will not break the bonds between the united states and libya. libyan security
. >> shaun smith the american information officer also killed in this attack in libya it was a ten-year veteran of the state department, a married father of two served in baghdad and south africa among other postings. jenna: we are waiting for the identity of the other two as well. jon: the attacks in egypt and libya a cruel twist in light of america's support for the arab spring. the obama administration calling the attacks shocking and outrageous. in some quarters folks are saying it should come as no surprise. let's talk about it with charlie hurt a columnist for the washington times. those of us old enough to remember what happened in teheran in 1979 see a lot of similarities. >> it is incredible. it's good to hear the obama administration come out and unequivocally condemn the violence and actions ever the people outside of the walls of the embassy, because yesterday when the mobs were gathering in cairo around the embassy the embassy actually issued a statement saying that, not condemning the people gathering around and threatening violence against the people in the egyptian
employee shaun smyth, and two navy -- sean smith and two navy seals. >> i am very devastated that this happened. >> family members say the other navy seal was 42-year-old glen dougherty of massachusetts. >> he was my brother, and if you as his friends, he was there brother as well. >> the president and secretary clinton are expected to make remarks at andrews later this afternoon. a team of fbi agents is on the way to libya to help with the investigation there. four people have been arrested for the attacks at the u.s. consulate. >> abc-seven will have your coverage throughout the day to day on air and on line. for instant updates turn to wjla.com. >> a man convicted of trying to bomb the u.s. capitol building has now been sentenced to 30 years in prison. amine el-khalifi was arrested in february in an fbi sting operation. he was offered martyrdom payments of $30,000 a month for his family if he carried through with the attack. >> police are doing everything they can to find amber stanley. >> the murder case still a mystery. this afternoon and all morning long, police have be
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